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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients in Bangladesh

From: Health system delay in treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients in Bangladesh

Variables Rapid tests (n = 207)
n (%)
Gender  
 Male 138 (66.7)
 Female 69 (33.3)
Education  
 None 53 (22.0)
 Secondary and below 169 (70.1)
 Higher secondary and above 19 (7.9)
Provider visited for first consultation  
 DOTS 91 (45.4)
 Private 89 (43.8)
 Informal 22 (10.8)
Residence status  
 Rural 102 (49.3)
 Urban 105 (50.7)
Occupation  
 None 8 (3.9)
 Service 66 (31.9)
 Farmer 16 (7.7)
 Student 5 (2.4)
 Homemaker 39 (18.8)
 Factory worker 16 (7.7)
 Business 36 (17.4)
 Self employed 12 (5.8)
 Transport worker 9 (4.4)
Smoking status  
 Smoker 103 (49.8)
 Non- smoker 104 (50.2)
Type of TB patient  
 New 5 (2.4)
 Previously treated 202 (97.6)
Treatment outcome of previously treated patients  
 Cured 16 (7.9)
 Completed 37 (18.3)
 Default from treatment 5 (2.5)
 Treatment failure 119 (58.9)
 No record available 25 (12.4)
Age (mean ± SD) 34 ± 12.0
Income (mean ± SD) 13664.3 ± 11521.7
  1. Age and Income are expressed in the table is the mean ± Standard Deviation. All other variables are expressed as n (%)
  2. Income is in Bangladeshi taka (BDT), monthly. 1 USD =78 BDT approximately
  3. DOTS: National TB control programme designated centres for TB treatment